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Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Students, Medical; Patient Simulation; Professional Role; Clinical Competence; Educational Measurement


Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Medicine and Health Sciences


Standardized patients are widely used in medical education but their use to assess professionalism is limited. With grant support from the Edward J. Stemmler, MD Medical Education Research Fund (“Stemmler Fund”) of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the usefulness of standardized patients (SPs) in the assessment of professional behavior was investigated. A targeted professionalism OSCE station featuring a values conflict was written. A professionalism instrument was developed and subsequently revised during the course of the study, with the final version containing various components of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) core set of eight professionalism attributes and several other scales in recent medical research.

Presented at the Ottawa Conference, 2006.

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Ottawa Conference, 2006